Go green in 2016!

The Green Smoothie is now a regular part of my nutrition routine, and even has become a favourite of my girls. Check out those awesome green smoothie moustaches! Our #1 favourite is the Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, and sometimes I also add a dollop of yogurt to make it creamier. It’s…

Strawberry Torani Twister

I had a fabulous Birthday this past weekend and my big gift his year was a Vitamix! My family all chipped in as I had warned that if my old blender died I really wanted a Vitamix next! So, hilariously and ironically last week right before my Birthday my old 13 year old blender finally smoked, sputtered…

Berry-licious Arugula Salad

I love arugula. Love it in a salad in various forms like this insanely yummy Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Pancetta and one of my hubby’s favourites – Steak Salad. Love it tossed with pasta in Lemon Spaghetti with Arugula and Steak with Penne & Arugula, and even love it layered in a panini like my Peach Panini with…

Raspberry and Strawberry Thumbprints

Day 4 of Cookie Week, here we go! I love being able to incorporate a taste of summer into my Christmas baking (including the tradition of Grandma’s Plum Cake at Christmas dinner), and these buttery thumbprint cookies are perfect for my strawberry and raspberry freezer jam. I tested this much-pinned recipe that is originally from Better…

Yummy Green Smoothie

I finally got my act together, and gave a green smoothie a try, and I all I know is that now I crave one every day. No, its not pretty, it is dark green (that photo I took is the real deal).  It packs in 7 servings of fruit/veg, and  I feel so good after…

Canada Day Strawberry and Feta Salad

In the spirit of Canada Day we enjoyed a festive strawberry and feta salad along side our grilled chicken. I was inspired a few years ago by the Williams Coffee Pub version and re-created the salad at home. I prepare it as a composed salad on a plate. I don’t measure, so just make as…

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making freezer jam is easy and delicious and a must for me during strawberry and raspberry season. I love buying my berries right from the farm. My favourite is Hutchinson Farm in Burlington (www.hutchinsonfarm.ca). There is nothing better than enjoying fresh summer berry jam in the middle of a blustery winter day! Freezer Jam is…